HyperDic: civilization

English > 4 senses of the word civilization:
NOUNgroupcivilization, civilisationa society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
processcivilization, civilisationthe social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
groupcivilization, culture, civilisationa particular society at a particular time and place
attributecivilization, refinement, civilisationthe quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
civilization > pronunciation
Soundssih.vahlihzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > civilization: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations).
Example"the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"
Synonymcivilisation
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
NarrowerIslam, MuslimismThe civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
BroadersocietyAn extended social group having a distinctive cultural / cultural and economic organization
Spanishcivilización
Catalancivilització
Verbscivilizeraise from a barbaric to a civilized state
English > civilization: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization.
Synonymcivilisation
Broadersocial processA process involved in the formation of groups of persons
Spanishcivilización
English > civilization: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA particular society at a particular time and place.
Example"early Mayan civilization"
Synonymsculture, civilisation
Categoryarcheology, archaeologyThe branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
PartssubcultureA social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
NarrowerAegean civilization, Aegean civilisation, Aegean cultureThe prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries
Helladic civilization, Helladic civilisation, Helladic cultureThe bronze-age culture of mainland Greece that flourished 2500-1100 BC
Indus civilizationThe bronze-age culture of the Indus valley that flourished from about 2600-1750 BC
Minoan civilization, Minoan civilisation, Minoan cultureThe bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BC
Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean cultureThe late bronze-age culture of Mycenae that flourished 1400-1100 BC
Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian cultureThe prehistoric culture of the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America
Western culture, Western civilizationThe modern culture / culture of western Europe and North America
BroadersocietyAn extended social group having a distinctive cultural / cultural and economic organization
Spanishcivilización, cultura
Catalancivilització, cultura
English > civilization: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste.
Example "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
Synonymsrefinement, civilisation
BroaderexcellenceThe quality of excelling
Verbscivilizeteach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

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